I don't know who this guy is but I sure like his style!
Look at that hat! That collar and tie! That flower! The way that the huge circles of white around his eyes work with the small black circles over his eyelids to give the illusion of a 1920s comic strip or cartoon character.
He looks like he was designed by Bob Clampett or Tex Avery!
our mystery clown today is none other than... "Pepito the Spanish Clown" !!!. His name was Jose Escobar Perez, he was born in Spain (duh!) and he was a vaudeville headliner in United States for many years. He can be seen briefly in the circus sequence of "Here come the girls" (1953) with Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney and Fred Clark and, of course, in the famous "I love Lucy" episode "Lucy's showbiz swan song"; in it, he performs part of his stage act like the imitation of a baby and a lion tamer, and he rides a miniature bike. The trick cello Lucy uses in the pilot episode of the series, later filmed again for "The audition", was his (a couple of years ago it as sold in auction for $34,500). His face was a carbon copy of another famous spanish clown's, Ramon Alvarez Escudero "Ramper".
Marcelo PEPPO Melison.